Welcome to Crossref documentation. Here are some suggested starting points. Each chapter starts with a general introduction - continue reading for more details, or go to the next chapter for an overview.

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Do you provide metadata (descriptive information) about research and scholarly outputs? Learn more about Crossref membership and registering your content with us

Do you store and maintain metadata and make it available for consumers? Learn more about maintenance and stewardship of your metadata

Do you use metadata to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse research objects? Learn more about metadata retrieval

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Page owner: Amanda Bartell   |   Last updated 2020-April-08